Suspect in Minneapolis shooting that killed 1, injured another, charged with murder

Suspect in Minneapolis shooting that killed 1, injured another, charged with murder Photo: Minnesota Department of Corrections

June 12, 2019 03:06 PM

The suspect in a shooting in Minneapolis early Monday morning, which left one person dead, has been charged.

Court documents show that James David Wren, 35, was charged Wednesday with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of possession of ammo or a firearm.


Bail was set at $1 million.

His first court appearance is set for Thursday.

RELATED: 1 dead, 1 critically injured after Minneapolis shooting

Police were in the area of Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue to monitor bar close and oversee crowd control when they heard gunshots near an alley at about 2 a.m. Monday.

Witnesses at the scene were able to identify the possible shooter, and after a brief foot chase, police took Wren into custody.

State records indicate Wren was on probation after serving time in prison for a 2012 shooting that injured a bartender.

Family members confirmed to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that 41-year-old Michael Clark was killed in Monday's shooting. The name of the second man injurd is being withheld for security reasons, but he was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Connect with KSTP

Join the conversation on our social media platforms. Share your comments on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.



Copyright 2019 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company


Walz to temporarily transfer power to Lt. Gov. Flanagan during knee surgery

U of M study finds STI rates at all-time high among Minnesota youth

Construction worker killed in St. Paul accident

Extra law enforcement aimed at speeding drivers underway in Minnesota

Legislature's inaction on Mighty Ducks Grant Program could hamper community rinks

Rep. Ilhan Omar, Sen. Tina Smith introduce No Shame at School Act